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Drowning in Despair

“For we do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, of our trouble which came to us in Asia: that we were burdened beyond measure, above strength, so that we despaired even of life.”    2 Corinthians 1:8 “…we should … Continue reading

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Concealed Wounds

“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house.“ … Continue reading

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Animated Dust

18 “I will go home to my father and say, “Father, I have sinned against both heaven and you, 19 and I am no longer worthy of being called your son. Please take me on as a hired servant.”’ Luke 15:18-19, NLT … Continue reading

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Good Grief

How Depression is a Blessing in Disguise; by Rev. James Winsor   A darkness creeps into the soul and smothers it. Who knows why, how long it will last, or what will make it go away. You feel like you … Continue reading

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Sin Boldly, But Believe in God More Boldly Still

“If you are a preacher of mercy, do not preach an imaginary but the true mercy. If the mercy is true, you must therefore bear the true, not an imaginary sin. God does not save those who are only imaginary … Continue reading

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